Outdoor Education

zipper failure, camping, Bozeman, tent zipper
Colleen Tretter
Tent-care tips. Outdoorspeople know there are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and zipper failure. None are any fun, and I’ll avoid the first two, but hopefully these tips will help you with the latter inevitability. Read more >>
Wave Train Kayak School, Youth Kayaking, Bozeman
David Tucker
Getting Bozeman's youth in motion. 
Photo by John Juracek
Way, John
Floating Etiquette.
Cutthroat fishing in Montana, fly-fishing Montana, catch and release
the editors
Or you won't catch them again. "Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.”—Lee Wulff, father of catch-and-release fishing Read more >>
Sam Roloff
Swiftwater training in southwest Montana.
Melynda Harrison
Student stories from Mount Ellis Academy.
tipi, tipi ring, bozeman, native history, archaeology
Patti Albrecht
Finding native history in the rocks. 
hunting, field dressing, Bozeman
Nick Bennett
If you’re a big-game hunter, you’ve probably been mulling over your opening-day hunt for the past few weeks, hoping that your preparation time will pay off quickly once the season starts. Read more >>
native trout, bozeman trout, Outside Bozeman, catch-and-kill
Jeff Kershner
Restoring native trout through catch-and-kill. 
Poison hemlock
Whitney Tilt
Avoiding poison hemlock. 
Sheets, Jenny
Once those little white flakes start falling from the sky, dreams of powder turns and face-shots begin as you wait for the little blue light atop the Hotel Baxter to start flashing, announcing fresh snow at Bridger Bowl. Read more >>
Beaudoin, Kate
It’s hard not to feel like a kid in a candy store at Bozeman’s Spire Climbing Center. With over 8,000 square feet of climbing at an indoor facility that features new Skittle-colored routes every week, novice and expert climbers alike would be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend the day. Read more >>
England, Mike
If you need help fostering a love of the outdoors instead of a fascination with computers, bring the young’uns out to the Bozeman Fish Technology Center on May 21 for the 13th Annual Watershed Festival. Read more >>
Harrison, Melynda
Many of us have memories of playing outside as children—my brother and I, for example, loved the old oak tree near our house. Its large limbs bent down to the ground; we’d scoot through the leaves to the secret interior where we could be whoever we wanted. Read more >>
Western, Sally
Interested in getting your Wilderness First Aid certification, exploring the natural sciences firsthand, or fostering your child’s outdoor leadership skills? Fortunately, Bozeman is rich with outdoor-education programs for adults and kids. Read more >>
Patnode, Angela
The demand for avalanche education has literally exploded in the Bozeman area. There are now numerous courses to choose from depending on experience and interest. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Getting your kids into the outdoors is great, but teaching them at the same time is even better. For the last 15 years, Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) has been providing quality outdoor education and nature camps for the youth of Bozeman. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Stricken with the struggles of puberty, awkward attempts at dating, and the ever-precarious Rubik’s cube of social acceptance, middle school is a hard time in every kid’s life. Read more >>
Matthews, Jason
Raft-guide school: high water and high anxiety.
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